There are two movie quotes I frequently use that are almost never never understood.
The first is from Singin’ in the Rain. Right after insulting Don Lockwood during a car ride, Kathy Selden drives up to his intersection and happily sings out “Here we are, Sunset and Camden!” Hence, I will often mimic that singsong quote when pulling over to drop somebody off, although nobody ever seems to understand why.
The second is from the 2001 version of Ocean’s 11. Livingston Dell, overseeing logistics for the heist, checks to see if Basher Tarr is in position by saying “Bash, what’s your status?” I repeat this a lot instead of saying things like “Where are you?” or “What are your plans?”, but nobody ever gets it. They always say “Huh? Bash?” So sad.
I can’t say that NO ONE ever gets these, but you’d be surprised at how few people do. I quote from movies and TV all the time (ALL THE TIME), but by far the two lines I quote the most are:
1. “That’s OK, we can walk to the curb from here” — Annie Hall. Though admittedly and somewhat ironically, I don’t get the chance to say this as much now that I live in NYC and no longer own a car or ride along with friends/family.
2. No matter the circumstance, if anyone near me says “Could be worse,” I am morally obligated to add “Could be raining,” which is a Young Frankenstein reference that, you know, I still don’t understand why more people don’t get it. What is wrong with people?
I said, “Don’t call me Shirley” the other day, person did not get the quote. Which, c’mon. Airplane? For real?